Last week the Commissioner spoke at The Tax Institute’s 29th national convention in Hobart. At the convention, he launched the new phase for the ATO – Reinventing the ATO.
As part of the launch, the Commissioner outlined his plan to transform the ATO, working towards 2020. By 2020 the goal is to be: a leading taxation and superannuation administration known for contemporary service, expertise and integrity.
The path the ATO is working towards will mean a change culturally for the ATO, but will impact tax practitioners too. Tax practitioners will need to be thinking about how working in an increasingly electronic environment and changing contact avenues will impact them.
To achieve the ATO vision, the ATO advises that it will be working with tax practitioners to face these changes together. Over the coming months the ATO will be sharing information with tax professionals, to allow them to consider what the vision means for them and their practice.